Apple handpicked Robby Benson's multimedia cutting edge effort I'm Not Dead... Yet! for center stage on the "Made with iBooks Author" page where they state: "Made with iBooks Author, these books bring ideas and stories to life. Our handpicked collection features titles filled with 3D images, video, and interactive diagrams, galleries, maps, and more. To read Multi-Touch books, an iPad with the latest version of the free iBooks app is required." Apple has also placed Benson's book I'm Not Dead... Yet! in their "new in non fiction" category this week! This means many more people will find out the book exists when they open up their search in the iBookstore -- and outreach to patients of all kinds and their loved ones is the reason Robby wrote the book. I'm Not Dead... Yet! was conceived by Robby with all the media included for the iPad and originally created in Apple's Pages application. When Apple's new iAuthor was released, he quickly shifted gears and produced I'm Not Dead... Yet! using iAuthor, one of the simplest and most beautiful ways to create what we at Valor Editions believe is the future of books. Here's the screenshot from the Made with iBooks Author page: Here's the screen shot from the front page of the iBookstore below:
I'm Not Dead… Yet! by Robby Benson Category: Biographies & Memoirs New York Times #1 bestselling author, Michael F. Roizen, M.D. praised I'm Not Dead... Yet!: "When you read this funny and courageously blunt book, you'll understand how to gain the vibrancy that Robby and his wife, Karla, have. ...What a great read and what an important story for all patients and their families dealing with a challenging illness." ----------------------------------------------- The multimedia enhanced iPad 'flagship' handpicked by apple as one of the best! click here: AVAILABLE NOW AT THE iTUNES BOOKSTORE BUY THE PAPERBACK AT OUR OWN eSTORE HERE: https://www.createspace.com/3926926 Or for the paperback and all kindle versions click here: AVAILABLE AT AMAZON Barnes and Noble Nooks click here: AVAILABLE FOR ALL NOOKS
We decided to go the independent route when we were told by the publishing industry: 'Cancer sells. Heart doesn't.' As requested by so many, we have produced a print version of Robby's medical memoir I'm Not Dead... Yet! Here's where you can get it: https://www.createspace.com/3926926 This is our own book page at Create Space. (Create Space is a terrific place for independent authors to sell their books.) This paperback version of I'm Not Dead... Yet! is 6x9 and has a beautiful color cover with an all black and white interior. None of the bells and whistles of the multimedia version for the iPad, (or even the Kindle Fire or Color Nook or Google Nexus7), but if you purchase the physical book and write us here, we will send you links to the prologue and epilogue read by Robby and all of the calming slide shows he created by for the book. The print version is also available here on Amazon.
Writer Michael Ordona's terrific piece on Robby and his new multimedia medical memoir I'm Not Dead... Yet! in the Calendar Book section of the LA Times -- click link below to read entire article: http://soc.li/2pFdX5F
Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics. Billy Mills will be speaking as Patricia Mills will be honored at the unveiling of her painting Torch of Memory. The Mikisew Cree First Nation of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada have made it possible for Patricia Mills' dynamic Torch of Memory to become part of the permanent collection of the World Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland later this year. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 2 pm in the Rasmuson Theater, 1st level at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian at 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC The inspirational Billy Mills (who remains the only America to ever bring home Olympic Gold in the 10,000 meter race) and his talented wife Patricia have been friends with Robby Benson since he was the actor/athlete hand chosen by Mills to portray him in the film Running Brave. The 1983 bio pic was financed by the Erminskin Band of Alberta, Canada. Currently the multi-hyphenated Robby Benson's self penned medical memoir I'm Not Dead... Yet! is available in its 'flagship' version for the iPad. It will be released in all formats and print on August 7, 2012. Billy Mills is the National Spokesperson for Running Strong for American Indian Youth a wonderful charity that does great things for young Native Americans and their communities. Check it out!
A window into Robby's voice for the book. (This video is included in the book but plays on the iPad only -- we wanted to share it with you here!!!!) Watch here and let us know what you think! (or click here to watch on Robby's new you tube channel)
In case you missed the fun you can click here and see a clip: Watch Robby Benson on The View June 29, 2012 !
On the couch with the fabulous women of The View -- Whoopi, Joy, Sherri, Elisabeth and their terrific 'Guy Friday' addition this week: ABC 20/20 Anchor and Chief of ABC News' Legal Unit -- Chris Cuomo. They will be discussing Robby's multi-hyphenate career (and mentioning his new book to help heart surgery patients and their loved ones - I'm Not Dead... Yet!) It airs tomorrow Friday June 29th! Thanks for tweeting about Robby's book Chris!!! @ChrisCuomo
Musician, songwriter, arranger, sound engineer, voice over artist, music producer, Robby Benson has had a recording studio in his home since the '70's -- the equipment has changed radically since then, but the purpose is the same: Music!!! (and recording his own voice overs via ISDN lines for clients like GE, etc.) After finishing 8 months work on his Creation Station for Lyric's Love Light Revolution with his daughter Lyric Benson, Mitch Gallagher interviewed Robby for Sweetnotes, a publication of sweetwater.com. 2012 Sweetnotes by Mitch Gallagher and Mark Hutchins
Terrific interview of Robby from Broadway World by Pat Cersaro. Here's an exerpt - click on Broadway World link read entire career spanning piece: "Today we are talking to a star of many notable films and television shows who initially surprised many viewers with his commanding presence as the voice of the Beast in Disney’s classic animated film BEAUTY & THE BEAST, now back in theaters for its twentieth anniversary (in 3D) - the one and only Robby Benson. In addition to telling us all about his impressions of and experiences working on BEAUTY & THE BEAST and what he thinks of the new 3D movie experience, he also shares his affection for co-stars Angela Lansbury and Paige O’Hara - both having been previous InDepth InterView participants, as well - and what the storied legacy of the film means to him. Also, Benson discusses his talented family, including his rock star wife, Karla DeVito, and their daughter, a star-on-the-rise in her own right, Lyric (her Benson-produced debut album, LYRIC’S LOVE LIGHT REVOLUTION, is available here) and details the many hats he wears as an actor, director, producer, author, singer and recording artist." Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/SPOTLIGHT-ON-BEAUTY-THE-BEAST-3D-Robby-Benson-20120126#ixzz1prOv7xwS